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White-Water Rafting Balsa River Class II and III from La Fortuna

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This white-water rafting trip takes you through the middle of the Costa Rican rain forest while providing unbeatable adventure. Spike your adrenaline paddling down class II and III rapids, stopping to swim in secluded waters and admire tropical scenery along the way. Tour includes all equipment, safety training, and lunch.
  • Power down the Balsa River for a look at Costa Rica’s wild side
  • Chances to see sloths, monkeys, and more
  • Guided white-water rafting trip balances adventure and safety
  • Costa Rican-style lunch and snacks are included
What to Expect
Make your own way to the rafting office to meet your guide and begin your tour. Practice a few key safety maneuvers before heading out on the Balsa River. This rafting trip takes you down six miles (10 kilometers) of class II to III white-water rapids that keep your adrenaline pumping. Work together with your group to paddle hard and navigate the water while your guide steers the raft and keeps you safe. Stop along the way to rest, swim, snack, and admire views of the surrounding rain forest, with opportunities to see animals like sloths, howler monkeys, aquatic birds, and more. The tour concludes with a traditional Costa Rican lunch at a local restaurant.
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Important Information
Departure Point
La Fortuna of San Carlos
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide
  • Transportation
  • Lunch
  • Beer
  • Bottled water
  • Towel
  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Minimum age 5 years old
  • Maximum weights 220 pounds
  • Please bring changing clothes, water shoes, clothes to get wet
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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My first time white water rafting and it was super fun. The guides are excellent and very knowledgeable. One of the guides is in Costa Rica’s national team, so you’re in good hands. Good food and snacks and good photo deal at the end. Worth doing!
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Didier and the crew took us for an action packed few hours on the Class III and IV rapids on the Balsa river. We had the best time! Safety was key but so was having fun. Gracias to our fantastic guide Josef who took us for a more ‘macho’ ride (which entailed a few capsizes) but
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Response from Arenalrafting, Owner at White-Water Rafting Balsa River Class II and III from La Fortuna
Responded 5 days ago
Hola SARAH Greetings from Arenal Rafting Company! I want to thank you for sharing your rafting experience with the world, for us, it was a pleasure having you here at the best adventure in Costa Rica. Best regards and Pura Vida,
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I have always been a fan of water rafting, but with the choice of river and the best tour guides, this was an unforgettable experience! When you raft, you can tell that these guys love their job! They make it fun for you and challenge you on your level of interest. Highly highly
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Response from Arenalrafting, Owner at White-Water Rafting Balsa River Class II and III from La Fortuna
Responded 1 week ago
Hola Greetings from Arenal Rafting Company! We want to thank you for the feedback and for taking the time to do it, for us it was a pleasure having you on this adventure of rafting, as you saw it is very safe and fun, this is a family adventure everyone can do it. Again thanks for the commentaries. Pura Vida,
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A fantastic tour thanks to our guides. We are now bitten by the rafting bug and will continue to find other places that have it. We had a small hiccup with the dam not opening at the right time. But our guides kept us entertained by challenging us to a rock stacking contest. We
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Response from Arenal R, Gerente at White-Water Rafting Balsa River Class II and III from La Fortuna
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hola Alexander M, Greetings from Arenal Rafting Company! We are very glad that you had a good time with us, also as you saw the guides are amazing people more than just adventure guides. Here you experienced the real Costa Rica culture and you learned a lot about La Fortuna wildlife on this rafting trip. Again thanks and we hope to see you soon in Costa Rica. Pura Vida,
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Our VRBO host Stefano booked this tour for us. They picked us up there (Vila Trentino) stopped at the office to pay then a lovely drive to the river. When we arrived we got geared up and had a bit of a safety and terminology lesson. I've never white water rafted but spent
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Response from Arenal R, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at White-Water Rafting Balsa River Class II and III from La Fortuna
Responded 23 Sep 2019
Hola, Greetings from Arenal Rafting Company! This is one of the best reviews we ever had it is amazing the way you describes the adventure of rafting, basically, you say everything there and with the enthusiasm, you say it is an honor for us to read this feedback. As you called the guide El Capitan is always taking care of the clients and making sure everyone is safe and having a great time. We want to thank you for such a spectacular and taking your time to do it for us it was a pleasure to having you here and we hope to see you again in La Fortuna. Thanks,
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Key Details
  • Arenal Rafting
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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